Clipper Mills, California

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Clipper Mills
census-designated place
Clipper Mills is located in California
Clipper Mills
Clipper Mills
Location in California
Coordinates: 39°31′58″N 121°09′27″W / 39.53278°N 121.15750°W / 39.53278; -121.15750Coordinates: 39°31′58″N 121°09′27″W / 39.53278°N 121.15750°W / 39.53278; -121.15750
Country  United States
State  California
County Butte County
Area[1]
 • Total 1.739 sq mi (4.503 km2)
 • Land 1.739 sq mi (4.503 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)  0%
Elevation[2] 3,550 ft (1,082 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 142
 • Density 82/sq mi (32/km2)
Time zone Pacific (PST) (UTC-8)
 • Summer (DST) PDT (UTC-7)
ZIP Code 95930
Area code(s) 530
GNIS feature IDs 1655908; 2612476
U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Clipper Mills, California; U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Clipper Mills, California

Clipper Mills (also, Clipper Mill) is a census-designated place[3] in Butte County, California. It lies at an elevation of 3550 feet (1082 m). The local newspaper is the Rabbit Creek Journal. Clipper Mills has a post office, first established in 1861 and moved in 1891.[4] Its zip code is 95930. Clipper Mills's population was 142 at the 2010 census.

Clipper Mills' history and economy is centered on the lumber industry. A sawmill started operating nearby in 1852, and by 1855 Clipper Mills had its own sawmills.[4]

Demographics[edit]

The 2010 United States Census[5] reported that Clipper Mills had a population of 142. The population density was 81.7 people per square mile (31.5/km²). The racial makeup of Clipper Mills was 131 (92.3%) White, 0 (0.0%) African American, 3 (2.1%) Native American, 0 (0.0%) Asian, 0 (0.0%) Pacific Islander, 2 (1.4%) from other races, and 6 (4.2%) from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 5 persons (3.5%).

The Census reported that 142 people (100% of the population) lived in households, 0 (0%) lived in non-institutionalized group quarters, and 0 (0%) were institutionalized.

There were 77 households, out of which 9 (11.7%) had children under the age of 18 living in them, 26 (33.8%) were opposite-sex married couples living together, 8 (10.4%) had a female householder with no husband present, 2 (2.6%) had a male householder with no wife present. There were 10 (13.0%) unmarried opposite-sex partnerships, and 2 (2.6%) same-sex married couples or partnerships. 33 households (42.9%) were made up of individuals and 18 (23.4%) had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 1.84. There were 36 families (46.8% of all households); the average family size was 2.39.

The population was spread out with 13 people (9.2%) under the age of 18, 10 people (7.0%) aged 18 to 24, 17 people (12.0%) aged 25 to 44, 57 people (40.1%) aged 45 to 64, and 45 people (31.7%) who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 55.4 years. For every 100 females there were 105.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 104.8 males.

There were 148 housing units at an average density of 85.1 per square mile (32.9/km²), of which 63 (81.8%) were owner-occupied, and 14 (18.2%) were occupied by renters. The homeowner vacancy rate was 0%; the rental vacancy rate was 22.2%. 120 people (84.5% of the population) lived in owner-occupied housing units and 22 people (15.5%) lived in rental housing units.

Climate[edit]

This region experiences warm (but not hot) and dry summers, with no average monthly temperatures above 71.6 °F. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Clipper Mills has a warm-summer Mediterranean climate, abbreviated "Csb" on climate maps.[6]

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